February 8
2015




Da Vinci
Innovation Academy


13500 Aviation Blvd.
Michelle Rainey
Principal


Tyler Phipps
Dean of Students




Email the office!
ia@davincischools.org





Greetings DVIA Families!

A Few Words From Our Director

Hello Everyone!

We are excitedly preparing for Wednesday's Parent Educator Conference #3. Here's the scoop:

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 11th from 9:00-2:15pm. The Welcome Session begins at 9:15am.

Location: Hawthorne Memorial Center (3901 El Segundo Blvd). There is plenty of parking available in the parking lot on Doty and El Segundo Blvd.

Content: Take a sneak peak online at what's being offered with the Conference Schedule and Workshop Descriptions Brochure. Last minute changes are always possible so please make sure to grab a schedule at the actual event as well.

Children: If you need to bring your children with you, please plan to keep them with you at all times and quietly occupied. If this proves too difficult, it is okay to leave the conference. We want you to take care of your needs. The workshops will be very full and we want your children to be safe and attended to and we want all participants to be able to hear and engage in the workshops with minimal distractions.

Lunch: Sandwiches (turkey, ham, veggie and tuna), salad, cookies and water will be provided. Your $5 donation will allow us to continue to offer lunch at future conferences (you may donate in the front office on Monday or Tuesday or at the event). If the menu mentioned above does not suit your needs, please bring a sack lunch. Thank you!

Book Raffle: All participants will be entered into a raffle to win select DVIA-recommended reads. You must be present at the Closing Session to win.

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Happily Family Workshop update:

We are trying something a little different for tomorrow night's Happily Family workshop. To help more families attend, we have arranged activities for your DVIA-age (k-8th grade) children during the workshop. There will be a movie for Core 1-3 students and a different movie for Core 4-5 students. Additionally, art teacher Cordula Allen will be supervising tinkering/making in the Innovation Station for all ages. Please plan on joining us!

Lastly, thank you to parent Summer for providing all of us with tickets to this weekend's Shrek the Musical. I know many of you attended and enjoyed the show. Thanks Summer!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

About 30 students have organized a club at Da Vinci Science High School called the Big Brothers and Sisters Club (not affiliated with the Big Brothers and Sisters Organization). Their members include students ranging from grades 9-12. The mission of the club is to provide mentorship to Core 4 and 5 students at DVIA on life as a high school student. The group is throwing a kick-off event this Wednesday, Feb 11th at 2:30-5:00. There will be snacks available and a short talk presenting the goals of the club. The group will then host a showing of Big Hero 6 in the Innovation Lab. The group plans on meeting 2-3 more times this semester based on the amount of DVIA students interested in participating in the club. If you have any questions about the club or details, feel free to reach out to me at tphipps@davincischools.org

Thanks and have a great week!






What you need to know this week:
Annual Giving Campaign
Matching Deadline - February 28th
Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging their support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign!

A $50,000 donation matching program is being sponsored by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop Grumman, DirecTV and Gensler. This generous corporate sponsorship means any amount you contribute will be doubled! For more information or to make a gift online, click here. Please donate by February 28th to help us take advantage of the matching program.

Happily Family Here On Monday
Mon, 2/9 | 6-7:30 pm
Happily Family is coming to DVIA on Monday to lead us in an "In-Person Practice Session." Come out and practice Compassionate Communication and get your questions answered about using this practice at home.

Parent Educator Conference #3
Wed, 2/11 | 9:15am - 2:15pm | Hawthorne Memorial Center
It's time for PEC #3! For lunch, a selection of sandwiches and salad will be offered. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover lunch. Thank you!

Re-Enrollment For Next Year
Please answer a couple questions now
The process for re-enrollment for next year is going to change. The first step is for families to indicate their intentions for next year. Please do that by answering a couple of quick questions here. Appointments will be set for each family in June. Details about the new process will follow later.

Coming up! Mark your calendars

Parenting Workshop Series - The 7 Habits of
Highly Effective Families
Tues, 2/17 | 6 - 7:30pm @ DVIA
Habit 4: Think Win-Win...a workshop for families. We will be offering several activities for your DVIA-school age children (sorry, no children under 5) during this workshop.


Winter Jubilee
Tues, Feb 24 | 5 pm
Details to follow soon!



Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team